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Old 06-27-19, 03:07 PM
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https://ourworldindata.org/plastic-p...ste-by-country

Looking at the data, this article says North America mismanages plastics by 0.9%. East Asia and the Pacific countries mismanage 60%. I didn't look up what that works out to be in tonnage but I'm sure it is staggering. So, we can impose more regulations, rules, expense, etc. but it won't make much of a dent in the plastics in the Ocean. I do think it is a problem since plastic has been found in the tiniest of organisms that exist in some of the deepest trenches in the ocean but we, the U.S., isn't going to change squat no matter what we do. That being said, in our house we are trying to use less plastic for whatever good that will do.
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